Located around 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Diego Suarez, the park was the first on the island to be granted national park status, back in 1956, protecting an expanse of land covering 185 kilometres and the abundant wildlife within it. Some of the most popular circuits of the park will incorporate a visit to three waterfalls, the Antomboka, the Sacred Waterfall - which has an enticing pool, and a third admirable Fall. Those with limited time and a keen interest in wildlife may wish to head straight to the Sacred Waterfall; here there are lots of lemurs, orchids and birds.
With lots of endemic flora and fauna, you are likely to encounter a huge range of animal life, from chameleons, geckos and frogs, to butterflies, rare aye-ayes, Rufous mouse lemur and dwarf lemurs. It is well worth keeping your eyes peeled for some of the smaller critters that call Amber Mountain home, some of which are the most interesting.
The pill millipede is found here, known for curling itself up into a perfectly spherical ball, as well as tiny, leaf-mimic chameleons.